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Police: Utah man bound, tortured by roommates with power tool

MAGNA, Utah (AP) — A Magna man’s roommates have been arrested after police say they tied him up, stapled his lips shut, and tortured him with a power tool over the weekend.

Police tell The Salt Lake Tribune the roommates accused the 41-year-old man of provoking other people to threaten them with guns on the street.

Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal says six men and women held the roommate at gunpoint in their home, handcuffed him, stapled his ears and chest, and used a Dremel tool to cut him late Saturday night.

Hoyal says the group decided at about 4 a.m. that the roommate might not be responsible for the threats, and released him.

Police say the man fled to his sister’s house and was taken to a hospital.

The roommates were arrested.

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